Positano : Thanks to the mild climate and the beauty of the landscape, Positano has been a resort since the time of the Roman Empire, as attested by the discovery of a villa and more recent discoveries, dating back to 2004.Typical of the many “steps” from the country that come down to the beach. The main beaches are: Playa Grande and Fornillo, both within walking distance. The others are: La Porta, Arienzo, San Pietro Laurito.The main Beach is dominated by the Church dedicated to Our Lady St. Mary of the Assumption. The country is dotted with boutiques that produce and sell the “Positano fashion”, famous all over the world..
Amalfi : Its foundation goes back to the Romans. In the ninth century it became one of the Maritime Republics rival Pisa, Venice and Genoa for control of the Mediterranean.The Maritime Code of Amalfi, better known as the Tables of Amalfi, had a great influence until the seventeenth century. The most famous monument of Amalfi is certainly the Duomo in Arab-Sicilian style and currently dedicated to the patron Saint Andrew. The ‘building is formed by overlapping and shadowing of the various churches of various ages. Traditionally, every year a crew of rowers Amalfi participate in the Regatta of the Maritime Republics weapons in defiance of the three city counterparts.
Distance 17 km
Ravello : It is located in a small plateau overlooking Maiori and Minori and enjoys a view of the Bay of Salerno which enchanted Richard Wagner. About half of its visitors are British and Americans, attracted mainly by its famous villas (like the Villa Cimbrone with his famous view from the Terrace of infinity, appreciated by US President JF Kennedy). The town has a reputation and international tourism and together with the nearby Maiori has been immortalized in several films of Roberto Rossellini’s postwar.
Distance from Positano about 23 Km
Sorrento : The center extends harmoniously on a high tufa terrace, overlooking overlooking the sea from a height of 50 meters, in the middle of a luxuriant vegetation. The old town still shows the path of orthogonal streets of Roman origin, while to the mountain is surrounded by sixteenth century walls. We are the Cathedral, rebuilt in the fifteenth century, with neo-Gothic facade, and the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, with a remarkable fourteenth-century cloister. In the “Correale Museum” are on display collections of Greek and Roman artefacts and Capodimonte porcelain, with a section of paintings of the XVII-XIX century; the park will enjoy a magnificent view of the gulf. At the Punta del Capo, 3 km to the west, are considered Roman ruins of the villa of Pollio Felice (first century AD).
Distance from Positano about 17 Km
Pompeii : Pompeii has ancient origins as those of Rome, in fact the gens Pompeia was descended from one of the first Italic peoples, the Oscans. Only after the mid-seventh century BC, a primitive settlement had to establish the Pompeii of the future.
Famous throughout the world the “ruins of Pompeii”, which bring to light the remains of the ancient city, destroyed with Herculaneum and Stabiae by Vesuvius in 79 AD. Equally famous is the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, founded by Blessed Bartolo Longo, pilgrims from all over the world.
Distance from Positano about 40 Km